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BioaestheticsMaking Sense of Life in Science and the Arts$
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Carsten Strathausen

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781517900755

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517900755.001.0001

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Human Nature after Kant

Human Nature after Kant

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(p.31) 1 Human Nature after Kant
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Bioaesthetics
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Carsten Strathausen

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9781517900755.003.0002

The first chapter on “Human Nature After Kant” traces the beginnings of bio-aesthetics back to 18th century scientific theories about the nature of life, in particular the long-lasting debate of preformationism versus epigenesis that influenced Kant’s aesthetic theory in the Third Critique, a foundational text in the history of modern aesthetics.

Keywords:   Kant, Art, Aesthetics, Biology, Neuroscience, Cognition, neo-darwinisim, autopoiesis, system theory, history of science

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